August 29, 2011

More 3x3 inspiration

August is almost over and you know what that means - the Buy 3 packs of DSP, Get 1 FREE promotion ends.  For the set of three 3x3 notecards below, I used the stamp set "Easy Events" (123225, clear) and the Pocketful of Posies DSP (122354), Whisper White 12x12 cardstock (124302), Poppy Parade Ink (119782), Rich Razzleberry Ink (115658), Baja Breeze Ink (111833), and the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (118874).  This set took simply NO time at all to create and makes a nice gift enclosure card.  The coordinating mini-square envelopes for these are item #107309.  Have a great week!  Angie

August 28, 2011

Summer mini catalog... only a few more days!

Even though the stamp set Fabulous Florets is in the new Idea Book and Catalog, keep in mind that many of the stamp sets will no longer be available after August 31st.  Not to mention the accessories!  Check the link to the right and take a last minute peek at the awesome products that were showcased this summer.  I plan to grab one more playful polka dots simply scrappin' kit before the week is over!  I love that kit!  Have a great Sunday and Happy Wedding Anniversary to sista, Kristine!

August 26, 2011

Anchorage Alaska Regionals

 Living in Alaska is all about adventure and being willing to face the next one.  That's why when I saw Daring Adventure in the new catalog I had to have it.  My hiking boots are always a bit muddy and headed for the next bend along the way.  So for the first ever Stampin' Up Regional event in Alaska I had to use that set.  Night Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, and Crumb Cake make this a rich card with not a lot of work.  Who can make a card without their Big Shot?!!?

Ok, maybe I can do one without the Big Shot.  At one of our Stamp-A-Stacks Charlene demonstrated a quick and easy card using a masking technique and the Circle Circus set.  I took the same idea (I still had my masking pieces on a scrap sheet of paper) and instead used the Delicate Doilies set with the new In Colors of Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, and Island Indigo.  This card is a breeze and jazzed up a notch with the new Ruffled Ribbon.  

Happy Stampin'!  Off to swap on Saturday!  Nicolle

August 21, 2011

Some inspiration from the birthday girl!

 The card above is Angie's awesome creation!  She made a bunch of these for her convetion swaps this year.  Her card ingredients include cherry cobbler, peach parfait, the DSP, Paisley Petals, framed tulips folder and the stamp set four frames. I was going through my stack and came across her card and said, perfect and then created the card below.  Ingredients include much of the same but the colors are wisteria wonder and daffodil delight and the DSP is Flirtatious Specialty. I made a dozen or so of these for my customer appreciation night thank you cards.  Speaking of Angie... it is her birthday today!  Happy Birthday Angie!  I plan to stamp all day in your honor, or as often as I can sneak it in!  Have a great day!  Sera

August 20, 2011

Faith in Nature

There are some really cool hostess sets this year and this is set, Faith in Nature is on of my faves.  I received this as a swap (no name) and my own set has just arrived and I am putting it together as we speak.  The colors in this card are calypso coral, lucky limeade and chocolate chip... a great combo!  I am diving into my Holiday preorder today and I'm very excited!  I do enjoy stamping for fall.  It seems like that window is so small with the holidays around the corner.  Since soccer has started, I'm in the fall mood, like it or not!  Sera

August 19, 2011

Vacation is over

So if you look at these pictures you may be wondering... I was on vacation and here are a few shots that can actually be shared, meaning, I am saving all of the wedding shots for a super scrapbook and well you all know the Vegas saying... hee hee, only teasing.   It was a great week with friends and I was able to get downtown for my deep fried oreos... a success.   Special thanks to Angie for blogging, great ideas!  I'm excited to get back at it!  See you tomorrow.  Sera

August 10, 2011


At our last demonstrator meeting, I received the swap card from Carmen that inspired my card below and knew at once that my club would LOVE it!  I changed very little (only the embossing folder and the sentiment stamp).  I took that idea and went on to create three 3x3 notecards (inspired by Sera) that coordinate with this and are great in a pinch for gift enclosures or to leave a note for someone special.
 Details on this full size card (with links) are: Baja Breeze CS (111352), Poppy Parade Classic Ink (119782), Just Add Cake DSP (124339), Basic Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Blossom Bouquet Tripple Layer Punch (122464), Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402), 1 3/8" Square Punch (119877), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335) and Word Play SS (120651)
For the 3x3 notes, I used the Lace Ribbon Border Punch (122362), and added sentiments from Sincere Salutations (115068) and retired stamp set On a Pedestal.
This 3x3 size is GREAT and I plan to start making and using more of these!  Thanks for the inspiration Carmen and Sera!  Enjoy ~ Angie

August 3, 2011

Thought for the day... Clean & organized workspace (or home)

Wouldn't THIS be nice ...... it's such a good idea in theory but how many workspaces look like this?  NOT mine :)  We saw a multitude of great ideas (like this) on display at the Stampin' Up! home office in Riverton, Utah when we were there for convention last month.
Why don't you make August your month to get organized before school starts.  Use Chalkboard Decor Elements (Oval Labels #121019 for $5.95) to label containers of school supplies, snacks or to indicate where your favorite student SHOULD hang their coat or backpack.  Enjoy!  Angie